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will cholesterol meds cause bowel issues?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some of them: There are several kinds of medicines for lowering bad cholesterols. The meds that prevent the intestines from absorbing fat from the food will leave some fat in the intestines. Undigested fats go out in the stool, so can cause some gassiness, loose stools, and / or worse smelling stools. The doctor can adjust the med doses or change the combination of meds, to keep side effects at a minimal.

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Last updated Feb 3, 2019

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